Students receive Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships
Seven University of Melbourne undergraduate students have received a Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarship, supporting them to spend up to two semesters at an exchange institution in Asia.
The scholarship program connects these students to a network of individuals who share their passion and drive to strengthen Australia’s place in the Asia Pacific region.
In addition to $12,500 in financial support, each scholarship recipient will also undertake a transformative leadership development program in Asia to help develop their cultural competency and connections in the region.
The seven students chosen represent the diversity of the University’s undergraduate cohort, and include two Indigenous students and a range of destinations and disciplines:
- Monique Chong, Bachelor of Arts and Diploma in Languages, will be studying at National Taiwan University
- Zhoujing Chu, Bachelor of Biomedicine, will be studying at Zhejiang University
- Brendan Lu, Bachelor of Science, will be studying at the University of Hong Kong
- Haiyue (Linda) Ma, Bachelor of Commerce, will be studying at Singapore Management University
- William McClure, Bachelor of Arts (Extended), will be studying at the University of Tokyo
- Kate Moffat, Bachelor of Commerce, will be studying at Zhejiang University
- Max Szajrych, Bachelor of Commerce, will be studying at the University of Hong Kong
Twenty-two Australian universities participate in the Westpac Scholars Program and in 2022, 37 scholars were awarded a scholarship in the program Australia-wide. With seven scholars chosen, the University of Melbourne has the highest number of students in this year's program.